Because why not?
My friends over at StarTrek.com have seen fit to foist a new bit of goodness upon the world this afternoon, that being the cover for Headlong Flight, my Star Trek: The Next Generation novel coming in January. Wanna see it?
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The cover comes our way thanks to the creative collaboration of Doug Drexler and Ali Ries. This dynamic duo has handled art duties for several of my covers, and I’m alway jazzed to hear that they’ve been tapped for a new one.
I can hear a few of you asking, “What’s it about?” So, here’s the back cover copy:
Surveying a nebula as part of their continuing exploration of the previously uncharted “Odyssean Pass,” Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise encounter a rogue planet. Life signs are detected on the barren world’s surface, and then a garbled message is received: a partial warning to stay away at all costs. Determined to render assistance, Picard dispatches Commander Worf and an away team to investigate, but their shuttlecraft is forced to make an emergency landing on the surface, moments before all contact is lost and the planet completely disappears.
Worf and his team learn that this mysterious world is locked into an unending succession of random jumps between dimensions, the result of an ambitious experiment gone awry. The Enterprise crew members and the alien scientists who created the technology behind this astonishing feat find themselves trapped, powerless to break the cycle. Meanwhile, as the planet continues to fade in and out of their planes of existence, other parties have now taken notice…
Yeah. Somebody always takes notice, and then stuff goes sideways, amirite? Oh, and hey! Did you know that 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s television premiere? That wasn’t too far from my mind as I was writing this particular tale.
Be sure to check out the cover and accompanying article over at StarTrek.com:
Headlong Flight will be released (officially) on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 in mass market, e-Book, and unabridged audio formats. Yep, you read that last one right. I just found out about this new development TODAY, as a matter of fact. It seems that sales and reviews of the recent Star Trek: Legacies trilogy are strong enough that it’s encouraged Simon & Schuster to experiment with further expanding its Star Trek audiobook catalog. Color me 256 shades of excited, y’all! No word yet on a narrator, but I’ll be sure to share that news as soon as I can.
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books-A-Million have pre-order links, and you could also pre-order it through your favorite local/independent bookseller. Yeah, go with that latter option. Your friendly neighborhood small business owner will love you for it.